NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York City couple got a scare when a thief drove off in their SUV with their 2-year-old son still in the back seat.
The theft happened in the Bronx on Saturday morning. Police say the child’s mother was loading groceries into the vehicle outside a supermarket when a man jumped into the driver’s seat and hit the gas.READ MORE: Suffolk Police: Man Killed In Hit-And-Run On Long Island Expressway In Brentwood
Police say the thief apparently realized what happened right away, stopped the car, took the boy out of his car seat and left him in the street.
The boy’s father ran up the block to retrieve him as the SUV sped off.READ MORE: NYPD: Delivery Worker Stabbed To Death, E-Bike Stolen Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Police were still looking for the SUV Saturday afternoon.
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